An event every week that begins at 9:45am on Tuesday, repeating until July 17, 2018
Fun & Sign is a method of communicating with your baby before they are capable of speech.
We are running two Fun & Sign workshops in the sensory room at Ruby’s Fund on Tuesday 10th and 17th July 9.45am to 10.45am. The cost of this two week course is £15 and this includes a signing pack and a CD of the songs we use in the session.
This course is aimed at babies as we are in the sensory room at Ruby’s fund and the class will only have a maximum of 10 attendees.
At the end of the two weeks we will have demonstrated the basic signs so that you can then practice at home with your baby.
Fun & Sign is based on BSL and the course incorporates signs, rhymes and sensory play. Not only will your infant learn a valuable communication skill, they will be having lots of fun interacting with other infants too.
Do you want to know if your baby is hungry, thirsty or tired?
Acquisition of the spoken word is a slow process but the introduction of sign language from a few months of age can improve communication between parents and child, enhancing and enriching their relationship.
Although your child may not be able to form words, if they are hungry or need their nappy changing they can sign to you.
Fun & Sign is simple to learn and easy for big and little hands to do.
Benefits of doing Fun & Sign for you and your infant
There are so many benefits of signing with your infant:
Signing opens a window into your infant’s mind and personality.
Signing allows your infant to clearly communicate specific thoughts before they have developed the oral skills to articulate them.
Signing reduces frustration for your infant – and for you!
Signing won’t delay verbal language development – in fact, it may accelerate it. Research shows that infants who sign usually start to talk sooner and develop larger vocabularies than non-signing infants.
Signing infants often have a higher IQ than non-signing infants.
Signing infants tend to be more interested in books.
Signing builds on babies’ natural tendency to use gestures.
Signing reduces the guesswork in meeting an infant’s needs, resulting in more available time for positive, developmental interactions.
Increases concentration levels and builds confidence.